Rockwell Automation plans to close Eau Claire plant; cut 115 jobs

Milwaukee, WI—Rockwell Automation Inc. has announced that it will close its plant in Eau Claire, WI, within the next eight months. The closing will eliminate 115 jobs.

04/01/2004


Milwaukee, WI— Rockwell Automation Inc. has announced that it will close its plant in Eau Claire, WI, within the next eight months. The closing will eliminate 115 jobs. The facility had been in operation since 1993.

The company plans to relocate manufacturing of its small logic controllers (SLCs), PanelView human-machine interfaces (HMIs), and other small molded plastic products made at the Eau Claire plant to other Rockwell facilities in North America. This production may move to plants in New Hampshire or Ohio.

“In its continual analysis of its operations, Rockwell Automation determined that, to better use its manufacturing assets, it made the most sense to transfer the work done in Eau Claire to its other facilities in North America,” says Steve Smith, Rockwell’s

The company noted that all employees affected by the closing are being provided with outplacement services, severance packages and retention or completion bonuses. All were also notified, pursuant to the Workers Adjustment Retraining Notification Act (WARN), that Rockwell

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
jmontague@reedbusiness.com





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Controller programming; Safety networks; Enclosure design; Power quality; Safety integrity levels; Increasing process efficiency
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me